Chocolate Fruit Crumble

A popular desert, the addition of chocolate in the topping makes it even more of a treat, A good way of enticing children to eat a fruit desert.

Ingredients

400 g/14 oz blackberries/or can in natural juice

450 g/1 lb cooking apples, peeled, and sliced thickly

100 g/3 1/2 oz/3/4 cup plain (all-purpose) flour

75 g/2 3/4 oz/1/3 cup vegan butter

50 g/1 3/4 oz/2/3 cup porridge oats

50 g/1 3/4 tbsp castor (superfine) sugar

100 g/3 1/2 oz/2/3 cup vegan chocolate, chips

Method

1.Lighly grease an ovenproof dish with a little butter or margarine.

2.Drain the blackberries if using the can, reserving 4 tbsp of the juice. Place the apples and blackberries in the prepared ovenproof dish with the reserved the BlackBerry juice.

3.Sieve (strain) the flour into a mixing bowl. Cut the butter into small cubes and rub in with your fingertips until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Stir in the porridge oats, sugar and chocolate chips.

4.Sprinkle the crumble mixture over the apples and blackberries and level the top roughly. Do not press the crumble into fruit.

5.Bake in a preheated oven, 350°F/180°C/Gas Mark 4, for 40-45 minutes or until the topping is golden. Serve hot or cold.

Published by DFV Queen

I have develop a passion for natural and healthy life style, starting with a vegan life style including regular exercising each day. Which helped to feel inspired and happy within myself. my diet is very restricted due to severe allergies! When ever a food triggers a hostile response from the body's immune system the result is an allergy attack, which on occasion may be life-threatening although it's relatively simple to identifying problem foods, avoiding them completely is not always easy. My journey with allergies hasn't been easy "but" it has helped me to becomes a stronger person and would like to share and encourage others to never get discouraged, there's always light at the end of the tunnel if you keep persevering.

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